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General Dynamics Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  • upper management are blood thirsty to say the least (in 14 reviews)

  • Middle management sequestration in 2013 (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good old days"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good management. Decent salaries but not benefits.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Lousy leave policy.

    Advice to Management

    Be good to you senior people. They're worth their weight in gold.


  2. "Short lived contract job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Score Analyst in Prince George, VA
    Former Employee - Test Score Analyst in Prince George, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at General Dynamics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to make my own schedule, flexibility, co-workers

    Cons

    The contract ended prematurely, didn't inform employees of the progress of the contract

    Advice to Management

    Properly inform employees of when contract ends, don't just toss them out

  3. "Welder/Fitter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Welder in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    GD is a great company to work i work for. GD building. LNG Sphere Offshore Drilling platforms and Submarines

    Cons

    I don't.recalled. such time we were a big family

    Advice to Management

    GD was well managed back in1976 they respected their employees we were awarded for performance


  4. "Security Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Security Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, good involvement in the business.

    Cons

    Coworkers are idiots, not productive, and call in all the time; limited advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of bad employees and higher better ones; more promotions


  5. "CCO Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CCO Instructor in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - CCO Instructor in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at General Dynamics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work and good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor pay scale for those with college degrees.


  6. "ok to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Potomac Falls, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Potomac Falls, VA

    I worked at General Dynamics (More than a year)

    Pros

    ok to work.some good employees.

    Cons

    ok to work ,just need to quickly.

    Advice to Management

    more training


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, wide range of customers.

    Cons

    Recent downsizing lowered esprit d'corps

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to millenials

  8. "Management is a joke"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Pittsfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at General Dynamics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A steady paycheck. Also, one can spend their time surfing the web instead of applying their effort to a contract.

    Cons

    Management cannot find their back side with two hands and a flashlight. Among them, there are NO professional managers, only engineers who win management positions through attrition. Once you are pigeon-holed in a position, there is no movement. This is not where one goes to innovate. This is where one goes to die from boredom.

    Advice to Management

    Remove all the 'engineering managers' and replace them with real managers.


  9. "Sr. Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Greenbelt, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    small company feeling, but backed by a larger company

    Cons

    more community involvement as a team building activitiy


  10. "Sr. technical lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead CORBA Embedded Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Lead CORBA Embedded Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great work ethics. team collaboration is great. code reviews are geared to writing better code. and this company is a great place to work.

    Cons

    there are no cons. like the pros this company is great to work for. they allow remote development to sr software engineers and are lax as long as you can hold your work load. very nice people to work with

    Advice to Management

    no advice to managment. they do a great job. managers are very real life and handle real life situations very professionally. they do a great job at the work they are best at.


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